Public and Indian Housing


To provide and operate cost-effective, decent, safe and affordable dwellings for lower income families through an authorized local Public Housing Agency (PHA).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 The Department projects to make available $4.4 billion in operating subsidies for approximately 1.1 million public housing units.
Fiscal Year 2018 The Department made $3.9 billion in operating subsidies for approximately 1.1 million public units.
Fiscal Year 2016 The Department projects to make available $3.7 billion in operating subsidies for approximately 1.1 million public housing units The Department made $4.03 billion in operating subsidies for approximately 1.1 million public units.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, FY 2016, Public Law 114-113
Housing Act of 1937, as amended; Consolidated Appropriations Act of FY 2017, Public Law 114-113
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public Housing Agencies established in accordance with State law are eligible. The proposed program must be approved by the local governing body. Pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996, Indian Housing Authorities (IHAs) are no longer eligible for funding under the U.S. Housing Act (of 1937) or the Indian Housing Act.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Lower income families which include citizens or eligible immigrants. The term "Families" includes but is not limited to: (1) a family with or without children; (2) an elderly family (head, spouse, or sole member 62 years or older), (3) near elderly family (head, spouse, or sole member 50 years old but less than 62 years old); (4) a disabled family; (5) a displaced family; (6) the remaining member of a tenant family; or (7) a single person who is neither elderly, near-elderly, displaced, or a person with disabilities.
The applicant must support the application/proposal by furnishing data that the program is consistent with the Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan (Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998). The PHA Plan is designed for both long-term and short-term strategies for addressing the housing needs of the community. The proposed program should demonstrate that it is responsive to the PHA Plan by identifying conditions of the housing stock in the community and the housing assistance needs of lower-income families (including the elderly, persons with disabilities, large families and those displaced or who will be displaced) residing in or expected to reside in the community.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Not Applicable
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. PHAs may submit a full proposal (HUD-52483-A) which includes, but is not limited to a project description, development method, offer of sale of real property, site information and financial feasibility pursuant to 24 CFR Part 941 and Handbook 7417.l REV-l and, if applicable, additional statutory or policy requirements governing the funds provided for the particular fiscal year. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award Procedure
Usually the HUD Field Office Manager makes final decision to approve individual applications. Also, agencies must have Annual Contribution Contract and Cooperative Agreement.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 60 days from the deadline for applications for processing applications/proposals.
From 30 to 60 days.
From 30 to 60 days.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Operating subsidy funds are provided to PHAs to achieve and maintain adequate operating and maintenance service and reserve funds. Funds are made to PHAs based on the extent to which their projected total allowable expenses (as determined by formula) exceed their projected income (also as determined by formula) from rents and other sources.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Submission of family report (HUD-50058) is required from PHAs.
Periodic fiscal, management, maintenance and energy audits.
Those necessary to indicate compliance with Annual Contributions Contract.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Operating Fund Part 24 CFR Subpart 990

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Contributions made annually for up to 30 years for development and 20 years for modernization program reservations approved through September 30, 1986 for projects with permanent financing. Annual appropriations of capital funds for development and modernization started October 1, 1986. Projects funded with capital funds after October 1, 1986 will have contract terms of 40 years. Funding is provided based on submission of Opearing Fund calculation (Form HUD-52723 and HUD-52722)
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
HUD Field Office listed in the Catalog Address Appendix IV that has jurisdiction over the area in which the dwellings are to be located.
Headquarters Office
Kevin Gallagher
451 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20410 US
Phone: 202.402.4192
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 18$4,112,145,484.00; FY 19 est $2,104,073,972.00; FY 20 est $4,324,642,521.00; FY 16$4,037,051,000.00; FY 17 est $4,400,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
From $2,510 to $900,775,513; Average $1,423,394
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 990, 24 CFR 941, Handbook 7417.1 (Rev.-1) (Public Housing-Development Handbook), Handbook 7465.1 Rev-2. (Public Housing Occupancy: Admission).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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